Thinks jihadis are perverting Islam.
Since when is this asshole an expert on Islam?
Unfortunately it does not appear Trump wants to get rid of him.
So something is going on. This does not smell right.
Not only are McMaster’s views extremely dangerous, they are to the contrary of what President Trump believes. Many in the alternative media are now calling McMaster a Deep State plant; he must be fired and replaced with someone who is on the same page as President Trump.
The New York Times reported on McMaster’s refusal to say ‘Islamic terrorism’ shortly after he replaced General Flynn as NatSec Advisor, back in February:
President Trump’s newly appointed national security adviser has told his staff that Muslims who commit terrorist acts are perverting their religion, rejecting a key ideological view of other senior Trump advisers and signaling a potentially more moderate approach to the Islamic world.
The adviser, Lt. Gen. H. R. McMaster, told the staff of the National Security Council on Thursday, in his first “all hands” staff meeting, that the label “radical Islamic terrorism” was not helpful because terrorists are “un-Islamic,” according to people who were in the meeting.
That is a repudiation of the language regularly used by both the president and General McMaster’s predecessor, Michael T. Flynn, who resigned last week after admitting that he had misled Vice President Mike Pence and other officials about a phone call with a Russian diplomat.
“McMaster, like Obama, is someone who was in positions of leadership and thought the United States should not play into the jihadist propaganda that this is a religious war,” William McCants, a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution said.
Of course McMaster’s views about Islamic terrorism do not align with President Trump’s views. President Trump has accurately named the enemy ‘Islamic terrorism’ or ‘radical Islamic terrorism’. It is a religious war and to say anything to the contrary would be fooling yourself. 1400 years of history supports President Trump’s views.
As previously reported, Ezra Cohen-Watnick was the senior director for intelligence on the National Security Council and was dismissed as the purge continues.
According to Conservative Review Ezra Cohen Watnick held anti-Islam views and has been described as an “Iran hawk” who wanted to revamp counter-Iran efforts in the Middle East, and sought to reform the intelligence community to rein in the “deep state” of unaccountable bureaucrats with rogue agendas.
The Atlantic also reported earlier Wednesday that NSC official, Rich Higgins, a member of the Nationalist faction of the White House, was fired after penning a memo outlining the Deep State threats facing President Trump. The Atlantic article also noted that Rich Higgins’ memo also claimed that globalists and Islamists were collaborating to subvert Trump’s policy agenda.
The Daily Caller exclusively reported that McMaster is thwarting Trump’s foreign policy prescriptions:
National Security Advisor H.R. McMaster is thwarting President Donald Trump’s foreign policy prescriptions, two former senior NSC officials told The Daily Caller News Foundation.
“Everything the president wants to do, McMaster opposes,” a former senior official said in a wide-ranging interview. “Trump wants to get us out of Afghanistan — McMaster wants to go in. Trump wants to get us out of Syria — McMaster wants to go in. Trump wants to deal with the China issue — McMaster doesn’t. Trump wants to deal with the Islam issue — McMaster doesn’t. You know, across the board, we want to get rid of the Iran deal — McMaster doesn’t. It is incredible to watch it happening right in front of your face. Absolutely stunning.”
One former official characterized McMaster as a “sycophant” of retired Army Gen. David Petraeus.
Laura Ingraham tweeted out an article from Frontpage Mag written by Daniel Greenfield, detailing McMaster’s disdain for anyone who criticizes Islam:
Just like in Iraq, Harvey began digging at the NSC. He came up with a list of Obama holdovers who were leaking to the press. McMaster, the new head of the NSC, refused to fire any of them.
McMaster had a different list of people he wanted to fire. It was easy to make the list. Harvey was on it.
All you had to do was name Islamic terrorism as the problem and oppose the Iran Deal. If you came in with Flynn, you would be out. If you were loyal to Trump, your days were numbered.
And if you warned about Obama holdovers undermining the new administration, you were a target.
According to the media, Watnick-Cohen was guilty of “anti-Muslim fervor” and “hardline views.” And there’s no room for anyone telling the truth about Islamic terrorism at McMaster’s NSC.
McMaster had even demanded that President Trump refrain from telling the truth about Islamic terrorism.
Another of his targets was Rich Higgins, who had written a memo warning of the role of the left in undermining counterterrorism. Higgins had served as a director for strategic planning at the NSC. He had warned in plain language about the threat of Islamic terrorism, of Sharia law, of the Hijrah colonization by Islamic migrants, of the Muslim Brotherhood, and of its alliance with the left as strategic threats.